Seven Wonders Kharkov
Seven Wonders Kharkov - are seven historical and cultural monuments, which were chosen at the contest "Seven Wonders of Kharkiv" in July 2008.
1. Monument to Taras Shevchenko
Monument to Taras Shevchenko was erected in 1935 in front of the Garden of Taras Shevchenko. The monument is considered the best among more than 250 other monuments to Taras Shevchenko in the world. It took over a year to create this work of art. 16.5-meter monument includes a bronze statue of Shevchenko (5.5 meters), which stands on a round pedestal of natural silicate, which is surrounded by 16 smaller pedestals of bronze that reflect the history and heroes of Ukraine of Taras Shevchenko.
2. Fountain "Mirror stream"
Fountain "Mirror stream" - one of the greatest architectural structures in Kharkiv. It is located on the street Sumy opposite the Opera House and is one of the symbols of Kharkiv.
This fountain was built in 1947 to commemorate the victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War. Now it stretches around the picturesque small park, there is also a pavilion from the stream which flows mirror. Before the fountain planted beautiful flower beds, and behind it you will find a romantic pond of irregular shape.
Mirror Stream is one of the favorite places for meetings and recreation Kharkiv.
3. St. Basil's Cathedral
The monastery is located several buildings: St. Basil's Cathedral, the church in the name of Our Lady Ozeryanskaya Kharkiv episcopal residence and seminary. It was founded by Cossacks, who built the cathedral in 1689 as part of fortifications. In the XVI century Pokrovsky Cathedral premises used for training students of Kharkiv College, where in 1759-1764 he lectured outstanding Ukrainian teacher, poet and philosopher Gregory pan. At this point, St. Basil's Cathedral is the oldest stone monument of national importance in Kharkiv.
4. Annunciation Cathedral
This church, a vivid example of neo Byzantine architecture of the 80-meter bell tower was built between the years 1889 and 1901 on the draft local architect Michael Lovtsova. Cathedral can accommodate 4,000 people. The church is the cathedral of the Kharkov Diocese of Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate). Catholic Patriarch Athanasius III and several holy bishops buried in the cathedral.
5. Assumption Cathedral
The cathedral is on the University hill by the river Lopan; it can be seen from every corner of the city center. Cathedral Bell Tower, which is made in the neoclassical style, built in 1820-1830's, and the height of the entire building reaches 90 meters. By the twenty-first century cathedral was considered the tallest building in the city. After the restoration of 1980 the cathedral was opened House of Organ and Chamber Music; for that there was established a body which is manufactured in Czechoslovakia.
6. Gosprom (House state industry) .
Derzhprom building the first high reinforced concrete frame construction in the Soviet Union. The project developed Derzhprom Leningrad architects Serafimov S., S. Tailor, M. Felhert. Huge even by today's standards, multi-storey concrete frame structure, where there are 4,500 window openings and 17 hectares of glass, built in an extremely short period: 1925-1928 years. To date, the building is located Derzhprom administrative agencies that specialize in different industries.
7. Residential building with a spire
Residential building with a spire located on Constitution Square. Represents high-rise dominant of the square and occupies an entire block. Height - 7-11 floors. Built by P. I. Aryeshkina project in 1954.